Friday, August 22, 2014

Maldives’ economy hardest hit by climate change: Asian Development Bank

By Lucy Lovell

Climate change could cause annual economic losses of over 12% of the Maldives’ GDP by the end of this century, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB)climate and economics report released today (August 19).

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for Maldives – August 2014

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Dry conditions persisted during the July in the entirety of Maldives. Lower rainfall than the previous month was observed across the country. But during the next week NOAA predicts heavy rainfall in Maldives and this prediction has been made with a high confidence. Sustained El Nino conditions are expected towards the end of this year. The sea surface temperature around the country has also risen to more than 10 C.  

Image: Rainfall anomaly in July 2014. Darker brown area show a total rainfall deficit up to 400 mm covering most of The Maldives.